SRU Good News for April 23, 2009
SRU graduate heads basketball program at UNF
Matthew Driscoll, a 1992 Slippery Rock University education graduate, has been named head coach of the men's basketball program at the University of Northern Florida.
The appointment was announced by Lee Moon, UNF athletic director. Driscoll becomes UNF's fifth head coach.
Driscoll, a Pittsburgh native, joins UNF from Baylor University where he served as the primary assistant coach for six years. While at Baylor, the team recorded its first back-to-back win seasons in the program's 105-years. The team lost the NIT championship game in his final season. He has also served as assistant coach at Wyoming, Clemson and Valparaiso universities, and had coached at LaRoche College.
His first coaching job after graduating from SRU was at his alma mater Northgate High School. He formerly taught in the Seneca Valley Area School District.
A former president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Assistant Coaches board of directors, Driscoll was responsible for assisting in recruiting, opponent scouting and coordinating individual workouts and equipment along with NCAA compliance and supervising academics for team members.
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